Thibaut Courtois delivers one of the best goalkeeper performances of all time in the Champions League final

We have just witnessed one of the greatest goalkeeper performances of all time.

In what was a close match at the Stade de France on Saturday night, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made the difference, making nine saves against Liverpool to help the Blancos win the trophy for a record 14th time.

A 59-minute goal from Brazilian striker Vinicius Jr marked a historic victory for the Spanish side, who defied the odds on numerous occasions during this season’s competition, but it was Courtois’ heroicism that kept the team in the game. by Carlo Ancelotti.

From key saves in the first half to deny Sadio Mane, to one of the best saves of the season against Mohamed Salah in the final: the Belgian made Champions League final history with this truly magnificent statistic.

Is he the best goalkeeper in the world right now? It is difficult to support this claim at this stage.

Here are a couple of Courtois’ best saves in Saturday’s final against Liverpool. Have a good time.

Before kick-off, confident Courtois, who has made 33% of his saves this season in Real Madrid’s magnificent Champions League campaign, sent out a warning to Liverpool favorites.

“They already played a final against Real in 2018. For me it was different,” he said. “Real Madrid, when they play a final, they win it, so now they are on the right side of history.”

And after the full-time whistle, Courtois wants fans to “respect” his name after his Man of the Match performance.

He said: “Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work, to respect my name, because I think I don’t have enough respect. Especially in England.”

Here’s how social media reacted to his exploits.

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